Week in pictures: 24 – 30 August 2019

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Our selection of some of the most striking news photographs taken around the world this week.

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Carl De Souza / Getty

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A tree trunk glows with hot embers following a fire in the Amazon rainforest, near Abuna, Rondonia state, Brazil. The Amazon has seen more than 80,000 fires break out so far this year – a 77% rise on the same period in 2018. This week, Brazil banned setting fires to clear land, for 60 days.

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Daniel Sorabji / Getty

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Demonstrators hold a protest march in reaction to Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s decision to suspend the UK Parliament. A petition against the suspension has reached 1.6m signatures.

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Henning Bagger / Getty

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